Boy, things have been busy around here! On Thursday we went to have dinner with our friends Iris and Shawn and their boys. We had a really nice time. Here's a couple shots from dinner.
Then on Friday we went to cut our Christmas tree and bring it home. It was pretty cold and windy but we still got it done!! We love cutting our own tree, this is the second year we've done it and it's so much fun. Last year our tree didn't lose but about 5 needles because it was so fresh. It didn't even drink the water I gave it!!! I hope this tree is just as good.
Here's Gracie at the tree farm.
Our tree in the ground, and......
our tree at home, getting a welcome hug from Gracie! She loves this tree, it is so cute. She's been talking to it and acting like it's our new pet. I don't know how we are going to manage to get rid of it once Christmas is over!
Well, we decided the excitement of a Christmas tree just wasn't enough for one day, so after the kids had their afternoon naps we bundled up to head downtown for the annual lighting of the Denver City and County building. We took the light rail train and it was Ian's first ride ever! He really liked it.
Here we are downtown. We barely made it to the lighting ceremony on time. Like we literally crossed the street, got the building in view, and they were counting down from 10 to light it. It was perfect! We didn't have to stand around and wait or anything! And luckily the wind had really died down so it was actually pretty nice out!
Ian all bundled up for our trip!
Here's part of the building. The view of the entire thing from back a ways is really very beautiful. Unfortunately the picture of that is all blury!
Me and the kiddos.
So, that's what we've been up to the last couple days. Today we will be inside decorating for Christmas. We also picked up a new light fixture for our kitchen at Goodwill last week and James is gonna hook that up. And that's about it. We will just be hanging out the rest of the weekend.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and have a great weekend!